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December 4, 2016

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3 Las Vegas neighborhoods on list of nation’s ‘most dangerous’

Three Las Vegas neighborhoods were ranked in the top 10 on a "Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods" list, according to consumer finance site WalletPop.com.

WalletPop examined FBI data from 17,000 law enforcement agencies listed on NeighborhoodScout.com to determine neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crimes in the country.

The area near Balzar Avenue in Las Vegas, located near Martin Luther Boulevard, ranked third in the nation with a one-in-seven chance of a person becoming a crime victim in that neighborhood within one year. That neighborhood has a crime rate of 145.98 per 1,000 residents, according to WalletPop.

A Las Vegas neighborhood near U.S. 95 in the eastern valley came in at No. 4 in the country. The neighborhood, bordered by North 28th Street, near Eastern Avenue and Mojave Road, has a crime rate of 135.09 per 1,000 residents with a one-in-seven chance of a person becoming a crime victim in that area within one year, WalletPop reported.

At No. 8 on the list is the D Street area in Las Vegas, not far from Balzar Avenue west of Interstate 15. The neighborhood has a crime rate of 111.53 per 1,000 residents with a one-in-nine chance of a person becoming a crime victim within a year, according to WalletPop.

NeighborhoodScout.com characterizes the D Street and North 28th Street areas as "hip & trendy" places to live.

A Chicago neighborhood ranked first on the list, with a Cleveland neighborhood coming in at No. 2. Atlanta had four neighborhoods on the list, the most of any other city, according to WalletPop.

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